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This assessment is developed for my Grade 8 English Learner (EL) Reading class.
This particular quiz is created on the book Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges. This autobiographical book is an eyewitness account to a significant turning point in our history – school integration.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    At first, Ruby was nervous around Mrs. Henry because she had never spent time with a white person before.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Ruby was nervous around Mrs. Henry because she had never interacted with a white person before. This indicates that Ruby may have had limited exposure to people of different races, leading to feelings of unease or uncertainty in this new situation.

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  • 2. 

    Ruby spent so much time with her teacher, Mrs. Henry, that she started calling her “Mother.”

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement implies that Ruby spent a lot of time with her teacher, Mrs. Henry, but it does not mention anywhere that she started calling her "Mother." Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 3. 

    What frightened Ruby the most on her first day of school?

    • A.

      She was hit in the head by a rock that was thrown at her.

    • B.

      She was followed by girls on the playground.

    • C.

      She saw a black doll in a coffin.

    • D.

      She was threatened by the principal.

    Correct Answer
    C. She saw a black doll in a coffin.
    Explanation
    On Ruby's first day of school, what frightened her the most was seeing a black doll in a coffin. This unexpected and eerie sight would have been unsettling for a young child, as it goes against the typical expectations of what one would find at school. The image of a doll in a coffin likely created a sense of fear and unease in Ruby, making it the most frightening experience for her on that day.

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  • 4. 

    What did Ruby do during her first day in the white school?

    • A.

      She attended regular classes.

    • B.

      She met all her new, white classmates.

    • C.

      She cried all day for her old school.

    • D.

      She sat in the principal's office.

    Correct Answer
    D. She sat in the principal's office.
  • 5. 

    What kind of figure of speech is a metaphor?

    • A.

      A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike objects without using the words "like" or "as."

    • B.

      A figure of speech in which human characteristics are given to an animal or an object.

    • C.

      A figure of speech that uses the words "like" or "as" to compare two unlike objects.

    • D.

      A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for extra effect.

    Correct Answer
    A. A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike objects without using the words "like" or "as."
    Explanation
    A metaphor is a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike objects without using the words "like" or "as." It is a way of describing one thing in terms of another to create a vivid and imaginative image in the reader's mind. By using metaphor, the writer or speaker can convey complex ideas or emotions in a concise and powerful manner.

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  • 6. 

    What is onomatopoeia?

    • A.

      Repetition of a single letter in the alphabet or a combination of letters.

    • B.

      A single word that sounds like the thing it refers to.

    • C.

      A pair of words that have opposite meanings.

    • D.

      Groups of words whose meaning is different from the ordinary meaning of the words.

    Correct Answer
    B. A single word that sounds like the thing it refers to.
    Explanation
    Onomatopoeia refers to a single word that imitates or suggests the sound it is describing. It is the use of words that sound like the noise or action they represent. For example, words like "buzz," "hiss," or "sizzle" are examples of onomatopoeia because they mimic the sounds they represent. This literary device is often used in poetry, literature, and advertisements to create a vivid and sensory experience for the reader or listener.

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  • 7. 

     “When I was six years old, the civil rights movement came knocking at the door”. This sentence from Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges is an example of what type of figurative language?

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Hyperbole

    • C.

      Onomatopoeia

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    A. Personification
    Explanation
    The sentence "the civil rights movement came knocking at the door" is an example of personification because it gives human qualities to the civil rights movement by saying it "came knocking at the door". Personification is a figure of speech where non-human things are described as if they have human characteristics or actions.

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  • 8. 

     “The little girl did not look at the howling crowd but from the side the whites of her eyes showed like those of a frightened fawn”, John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley, as cited in Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges. What type of figurative language is used in this sentence?

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Oxymoron

    • C.

      Idiom

    • D.

      Simile

    Correct Answer
    D. Simile
    Explanation
    The sentence compares the whites of the little girl's eyes to the whites of a frightened fawn's eyes using the word "like," indicating a comparison between two unlike things. This is a simile, a figure of speech that uses "like" or "as" to make a comparison.

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  • 9. 

    Which best states a theme of the book Though My Eyes?

    • A.

      Fear and Confidence

    • B.

      War and Peace

    • C.

      Conflict and Courage

    • D.

      Slavery and Freedom

    Correct Answer
    C. Conflict and Courage
    Explanation
    The book "Through My Eyes" explores the theme of conflict and courage. Throughout the story, the protagonist faces various challenges and obstacles, both internally and externally. These conflicts require her to summon courage and make difficult decisions. The theme of conflict and courage is evident in the protagonist's journey as she confronts adversity and overcomes it, ultimately growing stronger and more resilient.

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  • 10. 

    If there is a lesson to be learned from what Ruby Bridge’s faced as a six year old, what is it?

    • A.

      Everyone should be treated with dignity and respect.

    • B.

      Like Ruby, all children should obey the rules given to them by their parents and teachers.

    • C.

      Psychiatrists can sometimes help people cope with stress and tension.

    • D.

      Change is not good if it demands sacrifice from innocent children.

    Correct Answer
    A. Everyone should be treated with dignity and respect.
    Explanation
    The lesson to be learned from Ruby Bridges' experience as a six-year-old is that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. This is evident from the fact that despite facing immense adversity and discrimination, Ruby remained strong and resilient. Her story serves as a reminder that no matter a person's age, race, or background, they deserve to be treated with kindness and fairness.

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